This week, CBS announced excitedly that Iceland has nearly eradicated Down syndrome. In reality, that country, along with many others, is simply killing babies diagnosed with Down syndrome. It’s a horrible practice that John Stonestreet and Ed Stetzer call out as a return of the eugenics mindset behind so many of the last century’s moral horrors.
Meanwhile, CNN published the a map of “hate groups” in the United States, which includes such mainstream religious organizations as Alliance Defending Freedom. ADF isn’t a hate group, and it doesn’t belong on a list beside the KKK simply because it holds to the traditional Christian understanding of marriage. CNN’s map, produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is an updated version of a map a shooter consulted in 2012 before attacking the Family Research Council, another Christian ministry.
Finally, our hosts tackle the tough story of a California charter school where a teacher facilitated a “transition” celebration for one student in a class of kindergarteners. It’s renewed calls from Ross Douthat and other commentators for Christians to find a viable alternative to public education, and fast.